Encinitas

Welcome to Encinitas

Where Coastal Dreams Come to Life
 
Encinitas, California, is a coastal gem nestled in the heart of San Diego County. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, pristine beaches, and vibrant community spirit, Encinitas offers residents and visitors a slice of Southern California paradise. With a unique blend of natural beauty, artistic flair, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, this coastal town has earned its reputation as a sought-after destination.
 
The stunning coastline of Encinitas is a major draw for both residents and tourists alike. From the iconic Swami's Beach with its renowned surf breaks to the picturesque Moonlight Beach, there's a spot for everyone to soak up the sun, take in the breathtaking ocean views, or catch some waves. The town's commitment to preserving its natural beauty is evident in the lush gardens of the Self Realization Fellowship and the scenic hiking trails of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.
 
Beyond the beaches, Encinitas boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous art galleries, music venues, and theaters showcasing local talent. The town's commitment to education is also evident in its top-rated school district, making it a welcoming haven for families. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an art aficionado, or a beachcomber, Encinitas offers an enchanting coastal lifestyle that truly embodies the California dream.
 

What to Love

  • Laid-back lifestyle
  • Proximity to pristine beaches
  • Creative and artistic community

Local Lifestyle

Living in Encinitas means embracing a laid-back, beach-centric lifestyle. Days start with the soothing sound of crashing waves and the sun-kissed beaches invite you for morning strolls or exhilarating surf sessions. A strong sense of community prevails here, with neighbors often bonding over beach cleanups, farmers' markets, and local events. Encinitas' commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is evident in its numerous yoga studios, wellness centers, and outdoor fitness activities.
 

Dining and Shopping

Encinitas boasts an impressive culinary and shopping scene. Locals flock to Lofty Coffee for their artisanal brews, while The Crack Shack delights with its innovative fried chicken creations. Seafood lovers will find a haven in Herb and Sea, offering a delightful ocean-to-table experience. For retail therapy, Hansen's Surf Shop provides everything a water sports enthusiast could desire, while Swami's Self Realization Center offers serene gardens and meditation spots overlooking the ocean.
 

Things to Do

Discover the vibrant community spirit by attending the Fall Festival, where local artisans showcase their crafts or immerse yourself in the lively Oktoberfest celebrations. Car enthusiasts won't want to miss the Wavecrest Woodie Meet, featuring vintage wood-paneled cars. The April Street Fair is another highlight, with eclectic stalls, live music, and mouthwatering street food, making it a must-visit event in Encinitas. Encinitas offers a lifestyle that perfectly balances leisure and adventure, whether you're catching waves, exploring local culture, or indulging in delicious cuisine.

Overview for Encinitas, CA

62,140 people live in Encinitas, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $72,577. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,140

Total Population

42.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,577

Average individual Income

Around Encinitas, CA

There's plenty to do around Encinitas, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

84
Very Walkable
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including NeuroLab 360, Body By Darby, and Ballet Arte.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.64 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.09 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.02 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.78 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Encinitas, CA

Encinitas has 23,746 households, with an average household size of 2.6. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Encinitas do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 62,140 people call Encinitas home. The population density is 3,261 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,140

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.7

Median Age

49.79 / 50.21%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17:

10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
23,746

Total Households

2.6

Average Household Size

$72,577

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Encinitas, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Encinitas. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Village Gate Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Ada W. Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 6th
4/5
Paul Ecke-Central Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Flora Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
San Dieguito High School Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Rancho Encinitas Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Ocean Knoll Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Sunset High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Park Dale Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
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